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Mayborn Museum Complex

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Address: 1300 S University Parks Dr, Waco, TX 76706-1716
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+1 254-710-1110
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Mon - Wed 10:00 - 17:00
Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Great learning and visual experiance

Good to have so many activities for the kids to do some people use it as a playground to just run around but if you take the time and learn with your children they will get a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Jeff H
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Temple, Texas
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Temple, Texas
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73 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good to have so many activities for the kids to do some people use it as a playground to just run around but if you take the time and learn with your children they will get a better understanding of the activitites, Staff was friendly and helpful and the place was well kept

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Thank Jeff H
Texas
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Mayborn Museum is one of my 3 year old's favorite places to go. There are so many different hands-on activities for kids, it can literally keep you busy for hours. There are many rooms with different themes and their own unique, fun activities. In addition, there is a separate area that is more like a history museum explaining the... More 

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Thank hollys4087
Junction City, Kansas
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Mayborn Museum has so much to do for kids and adults too! Everytime we go the whole family has a blast. It's very hands-on learning for the kiddos!

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Thank shelbirivera
Robinson, Texas
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our child was a toddler and there were ample things for him to try and to manipulate. Plus there were other floors with manipulatives for older children to play and learn from. Plus there was plenty of exhibits for us older folks to enjoy. The best thing is that we were able to leave for lunch and come back in,... More 

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Thank ksa149
Waco, Texas
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My kids love this place. We were given an annual membership as a gift, and have bought a membership ever since. A great place to let kids learn and explore.

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Thank brochipanthony
Washington, DC
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Disclaimer: We only visited the Discovery Area for children so our visit it based on that section of the museum. I went here with my five-year-old and 2.5-year-old and their favorite area was Play Waco, a sort of village with costumes and themed stations/storefronts and vehicles for imaginative play. There are several, varied interactive displays. My only feedback is that... More 

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Thank girlloml
Waco, Texas
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

We have been members of this museum for 4 years, but don't get to visit a lot. I recently took my 1 year and 8 year olds and they have an awesome time. Specifically my 1 year old who got a chance to experience the newly renovated/updated toddler section. The area was so nice and more age appropriate. That area... More 

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Thank Deedee C
Los Altos, CA
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108 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This museum has plenty of interactive exhibits to entertain children, young or old, for hours. We spent several hours here with our grandchildren ages 8, 10 and 12. They loved it.

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Thank DaveandJudy
Buffalo, Texas
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33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I'd heard good things but never visited the museum until our zoo trip got canceled..what a fantastic experience..!! The children (2 & 6) had the most amazing time and love that they were able to touch everything..lol..the staff was very attentive to the kids and their questions..you definitely want to stop by even if you don't have children with you..!!

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Thank Sharra G
Waco, Texas, United States
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

There are so many different interactive things for kids to do. You could spend half a day here just enjoying the displays and letting the kids play and discover.

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